One of the fastest windsurfers on this planet and perhaps one of the most driven and dedicated to their sport, Alberto Menegatti has passed away, aged 29.
It is with a heavy, and shocked, heart that we bring this sad news to you. Still very little information available but Boardseeker is aware that Menegatti was found in his room in Tenerife unconscious, he was very quickly pronounced dead and a full autopsy will be taking place sometime today. Meanwhile we plan to bring all the latest information on this sudden and tragic event right here on Boardseeker.
*UPDATE* - Still very little information available as of yet but it appears that Menegatti may have passed away from natural causes. We will bring more as we know it.
For now we have a short gallery and a couple of Alberto's most recent videos to remember him by.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends and the Lake Garda windsurfing community.
Photo: Ten years on from his PWA debut, Menegatti takes first place in PWA Ulsan alongside Karin Jaggi. Picture by JC.
Photo: Winning at PWA Ulsan in 2013. Photo by JC.
A truly on form Menegatti takes top spot in Korea in what was to be the year of his life. Photo by JC.
Celebrating in Sylt at the end of 2013 after taking 2nd overall on the PWA World Tour. Truly an epic year for Menegatti but it was a start to his troubles. Photo by JC.
In 2014 Menegatti was missing from all the PWA events. Struck with severe tendonitis Menegatti struggled to perform everyday activities, let alone windsurf at a world class level. However, his strong and determined attitude left him fighting hard everyday, he had had a taste of the podium and wanted that number one spot. A position many firmly believed he could take.
Rest In Peace Alberto Menegatti. We enjoyed seeing you at competitions and training hard in Cape Town. Our thoughts are with your friends and family.
Alberto's second home in Tenerife where he could focus on his true passion was to train hard to achieve his dream of becoming World Champion.